Downloaded Bogus Chrome on New Install!

  1. FunkMaster's Avatar
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       #1

    Downloaded Bogus Chrome on New Install!


    Hey guys, on this new Install I downloaded a bogus Chrome Browser. During the install I came to the "Finish" button. I then realized that it was a bogus Chrome and chose the Upper Right X-out option. Now I don't know if anything was actually installed? Here is the Link: Google Chrome

    I see what VirusTotal says about it so will download MBAM and maybe ESET.
    VirusTotal

    Honestly I blame this on Edge and the stupid Bing Search, there are horrible search options there. Is it Okay that I blame this on Edge and Bing LOL. Really it was my stupidity, but still, I have read things about "Bad Bing Searches" I think I will coin that BBS!

    I Then looked in these places to try to find it:
    Programs and Features
    Add-ons in Edge and IE

    Program Files
    Program Files x86: These two I'm a little unsure of, I don't seem to see anything out of the norm, and most things are dated the same day as this happened because this is a new Install.
    Running a Defender scan now.

    Thanks, FM
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #2

    FunkMaster said:
    Hey guys, on this new Install I downloaded a bogus Chrome Browser. During the install I came to the "Finish" button. I then realized that it was a bogus Chrome and chose the Upper Right X-out option. Now I don't know if anything was actually installed? Here is the Link: Google Chrome

    I see what VirusTotal says about it so will download MBAM and maybe ESET.
    VirusTotal

    Honestly I blame this on Edge and the stupid Bing Search, there are horrible search options there. Is it Okay that I blame this on Edge and Bing LOL. Really it was my stupidity, but still, I have read things about "Bad Bing Searches" I think I will coin that BBS!

    I Then looked in these places to try to find it:
    Programs and Features
    Add-ons in Edge and IE

    Program Files
    Program Files x86: These two I'm a little unsure of, I don't seem to see anything out of the norm, and most things are dated the same day as this happened because this is a new Install.
    Running a Defender scan now.

    Thanks, FM
    If you have a backup prior to all this, restoring it is your best bet. When you say "on this new install", not clear if you mean you just clean installed Win 10 Home, Chrome, or both. Please explain. Thanks.
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  3. FunkMaster's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home
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    f14tomcat said:
    When you say "on this new install", not clear if you mean you just clean installed Win 10 Home, Chrome, or both. Please explain. Thanks.
    Yes, Both! Brand new install and have not looked yet to see if there was a Restore Point as I suspected there was not. No Updates had even come through yet.

    MBAM See's nothing.

    Looked again in Downloads and all other standard directories. Also Program Files + Program Files x86 but still don't see anything.
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
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    FunkMaster said:
    Yes, Both! Brand new install and have not looked yet to see if there was a Restore Point as I suspected there was not. No Updates had even come through yet.

    MBAM See's nothing.

    Looked again in Downloads and all other standard directories. Also Program Files + Program Files x86 but still don't see anything.
    @FunkMaster

    Sorry for delay. Been away most of the day. If the whole thing is a brand new install, and hasn't even gotten any MS updates yet, it sounds like you haven't really put too much on it yet. Why not just start over....clean install again. Use the official site for download of Chrome:

    Google Chrome Web Browser

    You could drive yourself nuts trying to find all the possible bits and pieces, and "stuff" that bogus installer did. Trash it, and start over.

    Just my opinion and advice.
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  5. Josey Wales's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 19043.928
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    f14tomcat said:
    @FunkMaster

    Sorry for delay. Been away most of the day. If the whole thing is a brand new install, and hasn't even gotten any MS updates yet, it sounds like you haven't really put too much on it yet. Why not just start over....clean install again. Use the official site for download of Chrome:

    Google Chrome Web Browser

    You could drive yourself nuts trying to find all the possible bits and pieces, and "stuff" that bogus installer did. Trash it, and start over.

    Just my opinion and advice.
    I would also do this, no sense on taking chances.
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  6. FunkMaster's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home
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    I wasn't going to reinstall, so did a bunch of scanning and my usual cleaning. All seems to be good to go. Thanks for the help.
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  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 53,139
    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #7

    FunkMaster said:
    I wasn't going to reinstall, so did a bunch of scanning and my usual cleaning. All seems to be good to go. Thanks for the help.
    Glad you're fixed.
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